Hello! I'm an Irish children's author and illustrator living in Folkestone, Kent.

Selected clients include: Southbank Centre, Simon and Schuster, Bloomsbury, Andersen Press, Walker Books, Barrington Stoke, Faber and Faber, Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, Kerry Group & The Oxford Story Museum.

The Magic Moment written by Niall Breslin and illustrated by me was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award in the Junior Category in 2018.

 Out now is Hungry Babies, the sequel to Fearne Cotton's debut children's picture book Yoga Babies! Yoga Babies won in the Toddler Category at the Sheffield Children's Book Awards 2018. 

An Irish picture book I recently illustrated Gringer the Whinger won Commendation at the Institute Designers Ireland Awards 2017.

Dave Pigeon written by Swapna Haddow and published by Faber is a multi-award winning series, the latest Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) is out now.. 

I was shortlisted for Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year 2017 for my illustrations for Billy Button Telegram Boy by Sally Nicholls (published by Barrington Stoke). 

I've twice been awarded a literature bursary award by the Arts Council of Ireland.

I'm a member of Illustrators Ireland and I’m also a member of East Cliff Creatives here in Folkestone.

I've done many festivals, writing and illustration workshops, school visits and events. To discuss any of these or other work projects, email me at: dempseysheena@gmail.com

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